The ski resort of Davos, Switzerland is known for its famous clientele, luxurious hotels and equally opulent restaurants. It’s also home to the World Economic Forum, usually held every January. It’s not cheap – this is Switzerland after all – but there is an abundance of ski terrain to explore. Cruise around 300km (186mi) of pistes, joined with the neighbouring resort of Klosters, then unclip those skis and unwind in your private hot tub. This is our round-up of the best hotels in Davos.
Edelweiss Hotel is a small, family-run hotel known for its great service and high standards. The decor is cosily modern, contrasting heavy wood with clean lines and subdued colours. The rooms are clean and comfortable, while the staff are incredibly warm and helpful. Breakfast is included as part of your stay, a buffet of smorgasbord proportions including salmon, ham, and eggs, as well as the standard bread and cereal offered by most hotels. Splashing out? Book Room 007, the largest room in the hotel, which is essentially a penthouse with its own kitchen and a majestic mountain views.
Away from the noisy centre of Davos, Hotel Ducan is an absolute gem. With its traditional wooden features and spacious rooms, this hotel offers an iconic Swiss chalet experience. With its complimentary sauna and relaxation area for guests, Hotel Ducan is a wise choice for anyone seeking a tranquil retreat from the stress of everyday life. The hotel’s restaurant is also known as one of Davos’ best dining options, serving hearty slow cooked meals and ample breakfasts with out-of-this-world homemade jams. When you book your stay here, see if the room with the balcony view is available – it’s well worth it.
Turmhotel Victoria is a quaint establishment with old European styling, straight out of a fairytale. Tucked away up in the mountains, this dreamy little place may be one of the last original Swiss chalets, though its interior has been significantly modernised to provide maximum comfort to its patrons. The rooms are all crisp white walls and linens balanced by rustic wooden furniture and tasteful artwork. It is excellently situated right by the railway station and the Parsenne slopes, and the friendly staff serve an extensive complimentary breakfast to energise you for a full day on the slopes.
Caroline Milne provided additional reporting to this article.